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Standardised nursing uniforms: what do you want to wear to work?

An NHS consultation could see an end to the plethora of colours and styles used across England

An NHS consultation could see an end to the plethora of colours and styles used across hospital and community settings in England

  • The current system can be confusing for patients, with many different colours and styles worn by nurses at different trusts across the country
  • Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland introduced national uniforms for nurses years ago, and NHS Supply Chain proposes a similar change for England
  • The uniform options that may be appropriate for staff in different settings, and how the consultation will work

Deciphering who’s who in healthcare is a perennial problem, with patients – and staff – often confused by the multitude of uniform colours and styles.

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